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From TheJournal.ie Highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since end of May Hospital

Highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since end of May

There are 344 people in hospital and 39 in ICU.

From TheJournal.ie US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000 Coronavirus

US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000

Several states are reeling as the virus continues to spread.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Zero ICU beds available in nine acute hospitals across Ireland Capacity

Covid-19: Zero ICU beds available in nine acute hospitals across Ireland

It comes after health officials confirmed 1.095 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and five further deaths.

From TheJournal.ie 'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise Covid19

'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise

Doctors treating patients with the disease have said the severity of the illness for those admitted to hospital has not changed.

From TheJournal.ie Patients with respiratory illness to be tested for Covid-19 'irrespective of community levels' during flu season Winter Flu

Patients with respiratory illness to be tested for Covid-19 'irrespective of community levels' during flu season

The HSPC also outlined testing recommendations for a number of settings including nursing homes and workplaces.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals Winter Plan

'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals

The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.

From TheJournal.ie Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation Public Hospitals

Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation

Delays created by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a backlog of cases.

From TheJournal.ie Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month Waiting Lists

Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

The public health service has come under pressure in recent months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world? INMO

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie Number of people attending Irish emergency departments begins to creep up as Covid fears lower Coming Back

Number of people attending Irish emergency departments begins to creep up as Covid fears lower

Mass testing of nursing home residents and staff at the facilities is also now complete.

From TheJournal.ie Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year Coronavirus

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

From TheJournal.ie Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat' Covid-19

Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'

Dr Gabrielle Colleran of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association says healthcare will have to take on a very different shape in the coming months.

From TheJournal.ie Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers Covid-19

Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers

Last month the government reached an agreement with private hospitals to use all of their facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Hospitals treating over 700 coronavirus cases, with 320 patients awaiting results Coronavirus

Hospitals treating over 700 coronavirus cases, with 320 patients awaiting results

The report issued last night shows there are 320 suspected cases in hospitals that are awaiting test results.

From TheJournal.ie Holohan urges people to seek help if they need it after seeing empty waiting rooms during his hospital admission Chief Medical Officer

Holohan urges people to seek help if they need it after seeing empty waiting rooms during his hospital admission

He said hospitals are not just for Covid-19 patients.

From TheJournal.ie First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals Covid-19 This post contains videos

First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals

Similar centres will be set up around the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19 HOME LIFE

'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19

For some nurses, it can be hard to escape talk of the coronavirus – even at home.

From TheJournal.ie Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic Covid-19

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic

The State will take control of all private hospital facilities.

From TheJournal.ie Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping Covid-19

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping

There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports New Babies

Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports

The Health Information and Quality Authority identified a number of areas for improvement to ensure that maternity services remain safe.

From TheJournal.ie Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates Opinion

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

From TheJournal.ie 760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues Day Two

760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues

University Hospital Limerick is worst affected with 75 people on trolleys.

From TheJournal.ie 'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms HOSPITAL CRISIS

'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms

University Hospital Kerry will be cancelling all elective surgery for this week due to high patient numbers.

From TheJournal.ie It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says Health Service

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says

There were 92 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick, alone.

From TheJournal.ie 'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed Hospital Overcrowding

'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed

Over 1,300 of the patients were children younger than 16.

From TheJournal.ie There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter Flu Season

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

From TheJournal.ie Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says Trolley Crisis

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says

The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit Overcrowding

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit

The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.

From TheJournal.ie 'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks Emergency Departments

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors Smoking

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors

In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals' Industrial Action

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant INMO

Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant

One in six midwifery posts are being left vacant.

From TheJournal.ie Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015 Foreign Objects

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

From TheJournal.ie Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland Crisis

Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland

The number of patients waiting for a hospital appointment has jumped by more than 40,000 people in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court Hospitals

Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court

The issue centres on a dispute between the workers and the HSE over pay rises.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments Hospitals

'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

556,411 patients were waiting for their first outpatient consultation at the end of May.

From TheJournal.ie Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month Trolley Watch

Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals Dignity

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?

New proposals would see such products removed from hospital vending machines.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?

A new report has suggested that they be removed if a patient requests it.

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